Lakes – The wind and rain lowered the temperature of the water in the lakes. Yesterday the water temperature at Great Springs was 18.5 degrees and at Little Bognor it was 16 degrees. Last week members visited the lakes on 25 occasions and caught 12 trout, more than half of which came from the top lake at Little Bognor.
River – The level of the river rose and fell several times during the week. Members visited the river on 16 occasions and caught 7 fish, 6 of which were caught on Beat D, Rotherbridge. Several sea trout were hooked and lost.
So far this season 667 fish have been caught from the lakes on 688 visits. On the river 302 fish have been caught on 316 visits. As the water cools down and the trout become more active, these figures will improve.
The trout are active early in the morning and late in the evening. They are taking small dry flies and buzzers at Little Bognor and small nymphs fished deep at Great Springs. A long leader and fine tippet increases the chance of a fish or two.